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  • Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography

    Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, died Tuesday in London after a lengthy illness. He was 78. British senior civil servant John Chilcot reported his death to a British parliamentary...
  • Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people

    In a move described as “bold” by supporters and potentially reckless by detractors, Britain’s House of Commons voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people. Lawmakers spent 90 minutes...
  • Sam Smith isn't afraid to tell it like it is

    Sam Smith isn't afraid to tell it like it is
    A little over a year ago Sam Smith was curled up inside the Redbury Hotel between two sold-out gigs at the Troubadour, shows that served as his L.A. debut. Largely known for a pair of exuberant, infectious electronic dance collaborations, the British...
  • New US security strategy touting unity with Europe is tested instantly

    BERLIN Even as President Barack Obama released his administration's new National Security Strategy on Friday, noting the threat of "Russian aggression" and the need to work with European allies, two of the United States' most important partners were in...
  • BBC loses British Open rights to rival Sky Sports

    BBC loses British Open rights to rival Sky Sports
    LONDON -- The BBC is losing one of its most prized sports events, golf's British Open, to rival Sky. Sky Sports secured exclusive rights to televise the Open in a five-year deal from 2017-2021, the Royal and Ancient said on Tuesday. The oldest of...
  • Fire plan to train, bond on trip to United Kingdom

    Fire plan to train, bond on trip to United Kingdom
    It will be all soccer, all the time as the Fire embark on their next phase of training. After a week of conditioning and relatively light workouts at home, the Fire were set to depart for the United Kingdom on Sunday for more intense work and —...
  • Lost words, lost worlds

    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an...
  • Birmingham, England, a 'no-go zone'? The diverse city says go on!

    Birmingham, England, a 'no-go zone'? The diverse city says go on!
    The white-capped minarets of Birmingham Central Mosque tower high in the air. Beneath one, a large sign is clearly visible to motorists and passersby: "READ AL-QUR'AN, THE FINAL TESTAMENT." The dome in the center of the building, above a prayer hall...
  • Ned Beauman's 'Glow' puts an unconventional spin on a thriller plot

     Ned Beauman's 'Glow' puts an unconventional spin on a thriller plot
    Ned Beauman is one of those rare novelists who can dream up intricate, incongruous plots, pepper them with historical facts, whip in biting British humor, and just like that — they become almost believable. Not quite 30, this British Bright...
  • Former British soldiers create big-time travel adventures

     Former British soldiers create big-time travel adventures
    In travel there are many adventure trips and soft adventures. For some, that's not enough, which brings us to Secret Compass. This is a company founded by former members of the British Army whose aim is to lead expeditions to some of the most remote and...
  • Should Britain ban Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'?

    Should Britain ban Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'?
    As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a member of the British Parliament is urging his country to debate whether "Mein Kampf," Adolf Hitler's political manifesto, should be banned. The Guardian reports that Parliament member...